Obviously I'm not American lol.
Ummmm good question.
I like him more then Bush, that much is certain. I don't judge him on the whole Republican Democrat thing, I feel it's redundant.
He's a good man, genuine family man in my books, no trophy wife for Barack.
It seems when he makes decisions he truly does take all factors into account, he gathers experts and then he makes his choices, which I think is pretty wise.
Some Conservatives will say he hates America and he's trying to destroy it and stuff, but I honestly think what looks politically good at the time, isn't always the best decision, and while I think he hasn't been as courageous with certain things as he should have been, he's not afraid to go against the tide and say what's right.
He was never gonna make conservatives happy, they hated him from the MOMENT he ran in the primaries.
Certain things that piss me off:
1. Gauntanemo has not been closed.
2. The patriot act is still in effect
Now these two points are where I said he hasn't been as courageous as he should have been, and has allowed politics to influence his decisions in these matters. Both are extremely sensitive issues in terms of political recoil.
If he did not renew the patriot act the Republicans and conservatives would have a ****ing field day. Which is kind of odd because of all their chest thumping on constitution this and constitution that, they have no problem going against that when it's politically expedient.
Which is not to say the blame ultimately doesn't lie with him on not ending those two things. But let us not forget who started them and ran them for the majority of the time.
3. He simply has not been vocal enough on gay rights.
Again being the politician that he ultimately is, he has pandered a little bit to Christains in this matter, basically opposing same sex marriage from a personal standpoint, but whether he'd sign a repeal of the DOMA is a whole nother story, and I'd hope he'd step up the plate and do it.
At the moment he's in a tight spot. I think he underestimated just how much smear he was gonna get from the right. Some of it has been utterly disgraceful and has taken away alot of the political capital he inherited at the started of his presidency.
He's been in tight spots before, and he'll make it through again.
Good luck Obama.